Canadian Government Programs

Canadian Government Programs

The Canadian government has developed several programs to help Canadian young people get overseas. 

To take part in these programs, you must have a valid Canadian passport, a round-trip ticket home, and a reasonable amount of money to maintain yourself while abroad. Travel health insurance is also mandatory. Certain countries might stipulate additional conditions which you should research. All transportation, accommodation, meals, and other expenses are at your own expense.
 
A youth mobility program that provides Canadian and foreign participants , between 18-35, opportunities to develop a mutual understanding of other cultures through travel, life and work experiences abroad and in Canada. This cultural experience also enhances their personal and professional development, giving them a competitive edge in the job market. Today, Canada has Youth Mobility Agreements (YMAs) with 32 countries.
Three categories:
1.Working Holiday:
Open work permit that allows youth to work for any employer, anywhere in the host country.
2.International Co-op (students only - internships):
Employer-specific work permit that allows students to gain targeted work experience related to program of study.
3.Young Professionals (career development):
Employer-specific work permit that allows youth to gain targeted experience related to profession or program of study.
  
The program is identical to the Working Holiday Program but is open mainly to full- or part-time students. It is managed by Travel CUTS/Voyages Campus, a company associated with the Canadian Federation of Students.
 
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